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Gamescom 2013: Go Back to the Basement in ‘The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’


Edmund McMillen’s The Binding of Isaac was an addicting, arresting adventure when it was initially released on Steam, a beautiful bite-sized bout of button-bashing blasphemy.  There have been plenty of rumors and promises of bringing the game to other consoles, including a failed attempt to bring the game to the Nintendo 3DS (I guess Nintendo wasn’t down with sacrilege and mutant-child murder).  Now, Sony has stepped up to the plate, promising that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be released on the PS4 and the PS Vita.

This is more than a simple rerelease or add-on pack.  According to Joystiq, McMillen has completely rebuilt the game in a custom engine (no more Flash!) with local multiplayer, competitive loadouts, extra playable characters, more than 110 new items (raising the item count to roughly eleventy gabillion), new enemies and bosses, and SNES-style 16-bit graphics.  The reworked game will also be coming to Steam, with owners of the original title being promised a “loyalty discount.”

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be released in 2014 for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and PC.